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VfB Stuttgart beat Esteghlal Tehran 3-0 in Bam quake charity game

German Bundesliga title contender VfB Stuttgart on Saturday defeated Esteghlal Tehran 3-0 in a match to benefit the victims of the devastating Bam earthquake, IRNA reported from Berlin.

Braving sub-freezing temperatures, some 7,000 spectators, among them German and Iranian politicians, witnessed a one-sided match at the Kreuzeiche Stadium, located in the southwest German city of Reutlingen.

The match was organized by the Stuttgart-based German-American automaker DaimlerChrysler, said Matthias Kleinert who is in charge of DaimlerChrysler's aid program.

"We want to contribute to the reconstruction of hope in Bam," the company official added.

Sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, 13-time Iranian football champion Esteghlal Tehran is currently holding a 10-day training camp in southwestern Germany.

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